A non-licensed healthcare provider employed by Erlanger Health Systems is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of patients under the delegation and supervision of a Registered Nurse.
High School Diploma or equivalent or meet one of the preferences.
Active certification in one of the following: Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Tennessee, First Responder, EMT, Nursing student having completed Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Assistant, Pre-Med student, Military Corpsman, Combat Life Saver or Combat Medic or Surgical Technician.
Any of these may apply and work in a Patient Care Technician position, but must function within the guidelines, skills, and pay grade outlined for the Patient Care Technician. Those who were employed as a Patient Care Technician prior to 3-1-2004 and do not have the above educational requirements will be grandfathered in as a Patient Care Technician. He/She must successfully complete an Erlanger fundamentals checklist, observed demonstration, and pass a written exam.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
BLS completed prior to going to unit/department and maintained going forward.
De-escalation training/certification (example: CPI) within 6 months and maintain ongoing thereafter
One or more:
Combat Life Saver
Department Position Summary:
The Patient Care Technician must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the emergency room. Duties may include assisting medical and nursing staff with phlebotomy, EKG, procedure set-up and cleaning, and patient care for a broad patient population.
The employee must be able to exercise judgment to recognize and identify signs and symptoms that require further evaluation by a licensed nurse. The employee must be able to effectively communicate with customers and team members, be flexible and adapt easily to change.